Mass coral bleaching occurring on most of barrier reef

By Tracey Ferrier
Updated March 8 2024 - 1:10pm, first published 1:05pm
Aerial surveys over two-thirds of the Great Barrier Reef have confirmed "widespread" bleaching (Darren England/AAP PHOTOS)
Aerial surveys over two-thirds of the Great Barrier Reef have confirmed "widespread" bleaching (Darren England/AAP PHOTOS)

Hundreds of sites across most of the Great Barrier Reef are turning white from heat stress in the fifth mass coral bleaching event in eight years.

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